Yesterday morning I received an email from Dr. Schaffer in San Diego (actually I received three within an hour). In his emails he agreed that an ablation would be the best option for Alex at this point. He has discussed Alex's CT with his Intervention Radiologist and they are prepared to give it a shot (pun intended). He asked that I call his office and set up an appointment. Yesterday I was able to get Alex's information entered into their system but I had to wait until today to get anything scheduled.
This morning when I called they were able to schedule an appointment for Friday, May 11th. But, they checked with our insurance and found that they can't even initiate authorization for the procedure until Alex actually meets, in person, with the doctor. They can't make any promises but their plan is to try to get authorization as soon as the appointment is complete. Our plan is to stay and hope for the best. Insurance could deny the procedure, or they could drag there heels on authorization. Our only other option would be to fly home and go back again later which doesn't seem like a cost effective choice (but then again it may be).
I'm an organization fanatic, so this is really a hard one for me. Of course, I have to keep in mind that there are no guarantees the procedure will work either. I'm really trying to "let go and let God".